March 1, 2021

Speaking of Life 3015 | The Opposite Game

The Opposite Game was used to let students fully understand the contrast and meaning between words. Contrary to our belief that God is distant, Paul emphasizes the gift of salvation through Jesus, and his invitation to join Him in building his kingdom now.
February 22, 2021

Speaking of Life 3014 | A Dead-End Road

Before we had GPS, you needed to have a map to point you in the right direction. This is similar to our experience in following Christ. Being a disciple means we follow him because we trust him no matter where he leads.
February 15, 2021

Speaking of Life 3013 | Rainbow’s Promise

Do you recall the first time you saw the colorful rainbow?  The flash of color across the sky is a promise of hope.
February 8, 2021

Speaking of Life 3012 | Shining Out of Darkness

Being in the darkness can make you feel sad, alone, or afraid. There’s good news, Jesus is that light that no darkness can overcome.
February 1, 2021

Speaking of Life 3011 | Loving Us Without Walking Away

We have all experienced situations that have not gone our way. President Greg Wiliams reminds us that, the never-ending love of God meets us in our weariness.
January 25, 2021

Speaking of Life 3010 | Felt Not Seen

Have you ever stared at nature and become overwhelmed by the beauty of the moment? Not only are God’s works beautiful and majestic, but they also reflect his goodness and his love for each of us.
January 18, 2021

Speaking of Life 3009 | Jonah—Prophet or Cautionary Tale

If you’ve ever thought you’ve developed a better path forward than the one God has revealed, remember Jonah’s cautionary tale. He was so confident in how God “should” be acting, he nearly missed what God was doing – spoiler God’s agenda is always love. Let’s not miss out on joining him in sharing that love with the whole world.
January 11, 2021

Speaking Of Life 3008 | Lukewarm Coffee

Receiving the perfect gift, having someone offer the exact help we need, the space to vent without judgment. If you have ever experienced any of the events described, you have a glimpse into a powerful feeling of being known. The Psalms reveal that our Creator knows us better than we know ourselves. And through Jesus, God gives us himself to be known. There’s no greater gift than knowing and being known by God.
January 4, 2021

Speaking of Life 3007 | God’s Graffiti

For hundreds of years, humans have used graffiti to tell a story of what is happening around them. Often, common symbols are used to mark a territory belonging to an individual or group. In the gospels, we see the Holy Spirit inspiring the repeating the use of words to create connections between gospel accounts, and mark that “God was here”. Just as God is living and active during Biblical times, he is constantly and faithfully working in the details of our lives. May you see the marking of his fingerprints in your life today!
December 28, 2020

Speaking Of Life 3006 | Fitting In and Belonging

Do you feel like you don’t fit in sometimes? Like you don’t belong? Paul reminds us in Ephesians that, through Jesus even the most diverse groups are united. Because of Christ’s love, we don’t have to change to belong. In the kingdom, our differences are celebrated, gathered together in the body of Christ reflect God’s glory.